Flood relief

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Überschwemmungen in Pakistan

million people need humanitarian aid


people died in the 2022 flood disaster


million people were affected by the flood

Emergency aid in Pakistan

In the summer of 2022, Pakistan was hit by severe flooding. A third of the country was under water and more than 1,700 people lost their lives in the floods. Help immediately provided emergency aid for those affected.
Our focus is now on disaster preparedness: we are improving access to healthcare and drinking water supplies and training emergency teams to prepare their communities for disasters. We are also particularly committed to the health of expectant mothers.

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How is Help providing support in Pakistan?

Flood relief and disaster preparedness

Immediately after the state of emergency was declared, we provided affected families in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region with urgently needed relief supplies such as food and mosquito nets in order to contain the spread of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

Meanwhile, our focus is on disaster preparedness: we are improving access to healthcare by deploying mobile clinics, promoting drinking water supplies and raising awareness of hygiene practices to prevent the spread of disease. We are also training emergency teams in 50 communities so that people can respond better to future disasters.

Help is particularly committed to empowering women: In particular, we support expectant mothers with pre- and post-natal care, psychosocial support, nutritional supplements and hygiene products. Our aim is to improve maternal health and reduce the mortality rate among pregnant women.

Donors and partners: ADH (Aktion Deutschland Hilft), CAMP

What is the situation like in Pakistan?

The climate crisis is clearly noticeable

Between June and October 2022, more than 1,700 people lost their lives in Pakistan due to monsoon-related flooding.  A third of the country was under water: rivers burst their banks, over a million buildings were severely damaged and much of the infrastructure was completely destroyed. Numerous families lost their homes and livelihoods. Over 33 million people were affected by the flood disaster.

Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by climate change in the world. Natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods are occurring more and more frequently - especially during the monsoon season. The rural population is neither prepared nor equipped to help themselves in the event of a disaster.  

Poverty has many faces in Pakistan: income, healthcare and education are distributed extremely unequally. Even though new laws explicitly strengthen the protection of women, many women are disadvantaged from birth. In addition, the military continues to play an important role in government and society. However, the middle class in particular has become increasingly involved in civil society in recent years.

Protecting mothers and children

Fauzia Bibi und ihr Kind

The flood disaster in the summer of 2022 made it clear that access to healthcare in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region is very limited. Women and children in particular are suffering from the situation. The likelihood of a woman dying in childbirth is 26% higher in rural areas of Pakistan, where home births are common.

Our mobile clinic is therefore particularly important. Fauzia, who has already lost a child herself due to the lack of healthcare, is also aware of this.

Women face many problems when it comes to maternal and child health. It has often happened that women have died before reaching the health centers because there is no specialist doctor in our village. In fact, there is no health center nearby.

Fauzia, 32

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